Clutch share new single How To Shake Hands

Clutch have released a stream of their new single How To Shake Hands.

It’s taken from Neil Fallon, Tim Sult, Dan Maines and Jean-Paul Gaster’s upcoming studio album Book Of Bad Decisions.

The follow-up to 2015’s Psychic Warfare will arrive on September 7 via their own Weathermaker Music label, with the band first revealing How To Shake Hands at last year’s Download festival in the UK.

Speaking about the new album, vocalist Fallon said: “Naming a record is a hand-wringing exercise – it’s like naming a child. Personally, I was reluctant to name it after a song because that catapults that song into the limelight.

“But thinking about it, Book Of Bad Decisions really grew on me because it implies that every song is a chapter in this book of bad decisions.”

Last month, Clutch released the first single from the record in the shape of Gimme The Keys and will return to the UK for five shows in December.

Clutch - Book Of Bad Decisions tracklist

1. Gimme The Keys
2. Spirit Of ’76
3. Book Of Bad Decisions
4. How To Shake Hands
5. In Walks Barbarella
6. Vision Quest
7. Weird Times
8. Emily Dickinson
9. Sonic Counselor
10. A Good Fire
11. Ghoul Wrangler
12. HB Is In Control
13. Hot Bottom Feeder 
14. Paper & Strife
15. Lorelei

Clutch - Book Of Bad Decisions

Clutch - Book Of Bad Decisions
Clutch return with Book Of Bad Decisions - the follow-up to 2015's Psychic Warfare album. If tracks Gimme The Keys and How To Shake Hands are any indication, this is going to be massive.

Clutch 2018 UK tour dates

Dec 18: Bristol O2 Academy - BUY TICKETS
Dec 19: Glasgow O2 Academy - BUY TICKETS
Dec 20: Manchester Academy - BUY TICKETS
Dec 21: London O2 Academy Brixton - BUY TICKETS
Dec 22: Birmingham O2 Academy - BUY TICKETS

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